Google, which was founded in 1998 and has become one of the largest search engines worldwide over the past 25 years, released a video in which it showed the most searched people and moments of the past 25 years. Interestingly, when it comes to cricket stars, it is only Virat Kohli who has been the most searched on Google in the last 25 years.
Virat has scored the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup, surpassing Sachin’s total of 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup. He has also surpassed Sachin to score the most fifty runs in a single World Cup.
In 27 ODIs this year, Virat has scored 1,377 runs at an average of 72.47 and a strike rate of over 99. He has scored six centuries and eight fifties in 24 innings, with a best score of 166*.
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar expressed his happiness over star batsman Virat Kohli breaking the record of most ODI centuries and said that Virat still has a lot of cricket and run left in him.
Although India suffered another heartbreaking defeat in the final of the Cricket World Cup played on home soil, the campaign will be remembered fondly by many fans for Virat’s exploits and consistency throughout the event, which saw him break several records every time he played. He walked to the crease. One of these was that Virat became the first ever batsman to reach 50 ODI centuries.
Sachin said he was happy that the record set by an Indian stayed with an Indian. The legendary cricketer still feels that Virat has a lot to offer to Indian cricket.
“I’m very happy that he was able to do it. I’m sure the journey hasn’t stopped. He still has a lot of cricket left in him, a lot of runs. A lot of hunger and desire to achieve more for the country,” Sachin said in a video broadcast by ESPNCricinfo. I am happy that the record is still with India. I have always said that the record belongs to India and it has stayed with India.”
*With agency input
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Published: 12 December 2023 08:14 PM IST